Peer review is an important issue in scholarly communication. Arguably, it is the defining characteristic between a blog and a scholarly article. Authorea believes in exploring new models of peer review in ways that peer reviewers can be rewarded and recognized. Accordingly, we offer authors and the public at large the ability to annotate documents, to write post-publication peer reviews, and to post work immediately and openly.
, an innovative young company co-founded by Andrew Preston
and Daniel Johnston, was started specifically to improve how peer review is coordinated, accomplished, and rewarded. We've known Andrew for a few years and are happy to have him as our first interviewee in a new series we're calling Academics Turned Founders